Guest Ale: Black Sheep

Alex Hunt - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The term “Black Sheep” unfortunately has many negative implications. Often a sign of rejection, isolation and a general feeling of being unwanted. So much so that this is the origin of the name of the Black Sheep Brewery. Formed as a result of a falling out between the famous Theakston brewing families, Black Sheep played on this as an outcast brewer. However, if you order a pint of Black Sheep in the 617 bar you will definitely not feel isolated. This is because Black Sheep has been one of our most popular guest ales and it finally makes its return to the pumps.


The first and arguably the best of the flock, this self-titled ale will be ideal for long afternoons in the beer garden on a (hopefully) warm spring day. Only being 3.8% you shouldn’t be feeling too sheepish after a few and the light colour and peppery hops make it the perfect summer pint that might just convince a few lager drinkers to try something new.

We hope that ewe will try or rediscover what made this result of a fallout so iconic. Either on its own or with your choice of meat on Wednesday grill night, visit our 617 baaaa (last sheep pun I promise!) today and try the original Black Sheep to see what made it an iconic Yorkshire bitter.

New Takeaway Breakfast at The INN

Alex Hunt - Friday, March 18, 2016



Did someone say Bacon, eggs, sausages .... coffee?


From Monday 21st of March we will be offering a takeaway breakfast service between the hours of 7am-9.30am daily!


Prices start from £1.85


Pop in Monday morning to check out the menu, but most importantly to get your coffee and bacon fix before the long day ahead.


Homemade Scones and Morning Coffee “back via popular demand”

Alex Hunt - Friday, March 18, 2016



Morning coffee served with a nice warm scone, jam and cream? Yes please!


Starting from Monday the 21st of March served daily between the hours of 9.30am-11.30am


Prices start from £4.60.


Pop in from monday to check out the menu. 


Easter Sunday 27th March 2016

Alex Hunt - Thursday, March 17, 2016



Easter Sunday 27th March 2016

Treat the family this Easter Sunday!  

Book a table in our 617 Carvery, we are open from 12-8pm.


Tables selling fast, so book now to avoid disappointment  


Call the team on 01526 353231


February Cocktail of the Month: Gin Martini

Alex Hunt - Tuesday, February 23, 2016

We like to be unique at The INN. Whether it’s the way we present our food, our range of wines or our friendly and efficient staff. There is no place like it for miles around and we like to keep the unique feeling going with our cocktail list. Look at the martini list and can you spot the odd one out? You will notice that four out of five of our martinis are vodka based, however this month we are celebrating a twist on the classic martini with a gin based alternative.


Contrary to popular belief a traditional martini is made with gin instead of vodka, creating a dry finish and a great alternative to the classic gin and tonic combination. If you enjoy a dry tasting drink then you will definitely not be disappointed here.


In the Brasserie we combine Tanqueray gin with Noilly Pratt vermouth to make the most traditional martini possible, stirred over ice and carefully strained into an ice cold martini glass to create the perfect temperature. It is then finished with a twist of lemon to take the edge off and provide the zesty finish that makes this cocktail what it is.

If you are not a fan of vodka but you love martinis, it looks like we have the answer for you right here. Just like our restyled Brasserie, it is chilled, calm, classy and awaiting your arrival…

Sportsman’s Dinner

Alex Hunt - Monday, February 22, 2016

We are please to announce we are hosting our first ever Sportsman's Dinner evening on April 21st 2016 

Tickets are £45.00 each, Minimum 6 guests per table. Advance booking and payment is essential.

The Event will be hosted by Dominic Woodward compere and comedian.
Tickets include a 3 course meal and guest speaker Jon-Allan Butterworth EX RAF Weapons technician and British Paralympic cyclist.

We are helping to raise money for Help for Heroes. Come down and join us for a great evening! 

Doors open at 7pm bar closes at Midnight!

Be quick! Tickets are selling fast!

Mothering Sunday

Alex Hunt - Thursday, February 18, 2016













Mothering Sunday 6th March 2016

Treat your mum this mothering Sunday! 

Book a table in our 617 Carvery we are open from 12-8pm.


Tables selling fast so book now to avoid upsetting mum!


Call the team on 01526 353231



Woodhall Spa 1940’s weekend

Alex Hunt - Thursday, February 18, 2016



Woodhall Spa 1940’s Weekend

16th-17thJuly 2016


A fantastic weekend for all the family, free entry and live entertainment!


January Wine of the Month: Montevista Chardonnay

Alex Hunt - Friday, January 08, 2016

January Wine of the Month: Montevista Chardonnay


The colour white is often associated with winter. It could be the snowy backdrops seen outside of windows across the country each morning or the bright white lights of traffic due to the dark mornings and early nights. Why not join the white trend of winter and order a crisp white wine when you next visit The INN. This month we recommend a Chilean Chardonnay from the vineyards of Montevista.


Chilean wines always go down well and are a popular choice in restaurants and supermarkets alike. This particular chardonnay is surprisingly sweet and fruity, with aromas including butterscotch and apricot. Tasting notes include various stone fruits and even a slight hint of pear. If you are having this wine with a meal then we strongly recommend pairing it with our smoked salmon starter followed by the seafood favourites as a main course. Alternatively if you are dining in the 617 restaurant, this wine will be perfectly matched with simpler dishes such as a prawn cocktail and a chicken salad.


Most of us set New Year’s resolutions from the basic to the bizarre. Why not make yours to do something different each week? Don’t be red or dead when it comes to wine. Be different and order a bottle of white with your next meal.


January Cocktail of the Month: Amaretto Sour

Alex Hunt - Friday, January 08, 2016

January Cocktail of the Month: Amaretto Sour


Who else hates waiting? Delays make our rage levels rise and turn us into people we would not normally be. Be it waiting for the bus, waiting for payday or even waiting for that final friend to (finally) get ready! Our lives seem to be dominated by waiting and trying the patience of even the politest of people. It’s even affecting our drink choices. Waiting at the bar for your drink to be made can seem to take an eternity.


As cocktails get more complex, more ingredients are needed and the methods look like something out of Breaking Bad. Our cocktail of the month is the Amaretto sour and goes back to basics in mixology.


How many ingredients do you need to make this cocktail? Five? Six? How about just three? Only three ingredients are needed to make an Amaretto sour, and one of those is ice! Lime juice, Amaretto are served over crushed ice in a rocks glass to create a simple classic of a cocktail. Simplicity and speed is the key as our bar staff can create this in a very short space of time.


The result is that you are waiting at the bar for the shortest amount of time so you can enjoy your night to its fullest potential.

Simple, short and subtlety sour. Our Amaretto based cocktail finds its way to the top this month as our cocktail of the month. Try it soon and discover why simplicity is the key.